Hailing from ancient South America, the Peri Peri pepper might look like a diminutive little spice but take our word for it, this compact chilli can pack quite a punch, registering a decently mighty score of 175,000 Scoville units. Which might explain why it was previously known as the African Red Devil Pepper. Blasphemous names […]Read more "A hint of heat: Driving the F56 Mini Cooper and Cooper Cabriolet"
Designed to be a spartan, cramped, and Unabashedly functional 4×4, the Willys Jeep was created to do one thing and one thing only, to help mobilise the Allied Forces in their War effort against the Axis Powers and to say it had a tumultuous introduction into this World is quite an understatement. But like all […]Read more "Hard knock life: Driving the Jeep Compass 1.4"
Admittedly, this is a post that should have been done up a couple of months ago but with a backlog of things to do, I just kept putting it on the back-burner. Not entirely a bad thing i guess since it’s a post about a Paint Protection System for the XC40. Yes, the Blonde Swede […]Read more "ReVolvo’ed"
Representing the most exciting variants of the Mini family, the John Cooper Works badge used to be the sole reserve of the hottest 3-door hatchbacks from the marque. With the latest stable of Minis, however, that badge is now available on all future variants. While this might sound like a recipe for watering down the […]Read more "The answer is MINI: Driving the Mini F56 John Cooper Works"
I’ve driven quite a number of BMWs over the years, at least count, I think I’ve had the pleasure of sampling over 80 of Bavaria’s ultimate driving machines. But, embarrassingly enough, I’ve never driven a Mini before, and never really quite understood the appeal of anything other than their range-topping “S” or “JCW” models. Until […]Read more "One for all: Driving the MINI One 5-door"
Being a one-man driven hobby, it’s not often (or ever) that I’ve had the chance to do a back to back comparison, but with the keys to the BMW X2 in my hands, this just had to be done. Having just driven the BMW X2 and enjoyed its engaging drive characteristics. It’s not exactly what […]Read more "Opposites Attract: BMW X2 & Volvo XC40"
In their ongoing pursuit to fill each and every automotive niche in the luxury car market, BMW has recently released their first ever X2. Based on the BMW X1’s platform, the X2 is to X1 what the X4 is to the X3 and what the X6 is to the X5. A sportier, more dynamic, (slightly […]Read more "Dare to be different: Driving the BMW F39 X2 sDrive20i"